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Posted on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 at 11:51



Looking for some input from the field on this process, we are looking to switch over. starting to weight out our variables.( speed, setup, maintance, dpi etc) basically get rid of seperations and housing them. Thanks

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Anonymous says: Hi Staz, I'm a Luscher jetscreen opperator. What do you want to know? posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 9:59pm
Anonymous says: how efficent are they? you still expose the screen just not in the vaccum frame correct? how many screens per day can a operator handle/output/press ready? are they worth the money? any market on used ...

how efficent are they?

you still expose the screen just not in the vaccum frame correct?

how many screens per day can a operator handle/output/press ready?

are they worth the money?

any market on used machines or should one stray away from them?

posted on: Wed, 08/25/2004 - 10:01am
Anonymous says: Hi Staz, The CTS efficient. Well that's like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder. The screen dept. and the mac dept. need to be on top of everything currently in the shop. Understanding dot gain and ...

Hi Staz,
The CTS efficient. Well that's like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder. The screen dept. and the mac dept. need to be on top of everything currently in the shop. Understanding dot gain and compensation curves is the first step, takeing the SGIA program of 4cp controlling the variables is a great guide in getting things inline for going to CTS. If you don't have control of things currently in the shop it can be quite furstrating.
Maintance and testing is the biggest key, neither takes much time but if it's not kept up you pay for it later.

Still expose the screen. Yes, you are digitally printing the positive image on to the screen with a photo resist wax. You coat the screen with your emulsion, dry it, let the CTS do it job, expose it and develope like normal. Putting the automatic developer and drier with the CTS saves alot of handleing and time. The Kiwo SWR emulsion works great.

Screen output, approx. 4 screens per hour. but if you compare it to the total time from file to screen as opposed to file, films, etc. to screen, it's miles quicker.

Are they worth the money. For large format I have to say yes. No films to store, no chemicals to dispose of, etc.

Used CTS. I'm not sure of hearing about used CTS on the market, most people have kept theirs and upgraded the heads.

The Screenprint Magazine had a good article not to long ago regarding the CTS and how other shops have done with them, for the most part the shops have said it was a good move for them.

The first step is the SGIA program 4cp controlling the variables.

Let me know if you want more info. If you go to the SGIA ask Bron Wolff about his experiance with the CTS at Joliet, if he doesn't know No one does.

Thanks,
Ken Ferguson

posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 3:36am
Anonymous says: Do you own one? How long have you had it? Consumable costs? Parts? Screens per day??? No film in your shop? posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 12:20pm
Anonymous says: Hi John, I opperate a Luscher Jetscreen. Approximately a year. The only consumable the luscher takes is the imaging wax. The heads are good for approx. 3 months depending on your screen volume, Luscher ...

Hi John,
I opperate a Luscher Jetscreen.
Approximately a year.
The only consumable the luscher takes is the imaging wax.
The heads are good for approx. 3 months depending on your screen volume, Luscher supplies additional heads as part of the service aggrement.
The Luscher does approximately 4 screens an hour.
The CTS system is filmless, but it's still good to keep your film abilities available. The CTS in time will replace film but not just yet.

The best place to ask more specific questions is with Kiwo, they have a opperating Luscher at there place.

If you need more info. let me know.

Ken

posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 8:29pm
Anonymous says: KEN Please tell me what is the cost of the luscher jet screen (do you operate the big one or the mini),nad how good is with halftones? Thanks John posted on: Sat, 09/25/2004 - 8:55am
Anonymous says: H ...

Hi John,
Cost per screen? or the package?
The Luscher Jet screen is a standard large which handles a screen OD 89 X 116.
The Luscher is great with halftones, 65 line is comfortable.
Thanks,
Ken Ferguson

posted on: Sat, 09/25/2004 - 11:22pm
Anonymous says: Hi Ken Thank you very much for answering my message . I see you have experience, and I am interesting to invest to the new technology, wax, lighting or inkjet . Please let me know if you know the prices ...

Hi Ken
Thank you very much for answering my message .
I see you have experience, and I am interesting to invest to the new technology, wax, lighting or inkjet .
Please let me know if you know the prices for the jet screens packages.
Thank you again
John

posted on: Sat, 09/25/2004 - 11:37pm
Anonymous says: Please tell me what is the cost of the luscher jet screen (do you operate the big one or the mini),nad how good is with halftones? Thanks Marcelo Burzomi posted on: Sun, 11/14/2004 - 6:52pm
Anonymous says: I ...

I noted your question. We have a large oversize 2600mm x1600mm machine here in the UK. Whilst only one year old our biggest gripe is the price of the Wax which here in the UK.

Geoff Banks
Image Factory

posted on: Tue, 11/16/2004 - 12:30pm

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